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MySQL

The recommended connector library for MySQL is [mysqlclient](https://pypi.org/project/mysqlclient/).

Here's the connection string:

mysql://{username}:{password}@{host}/{database}

Host:

  • For Localhost or Docker running Linux: localhost or 127.0.0.1
  • For On Prem: IP address or Host name
  • For Docker running in OSX: docker.for.mac.host.internal Port: 3306 by default

One problem with mysqlclient is that it will fail to connect to newer MySQL databases using caching_sha2_password for authentication, since the plugin is not included in the client. In this case, you should use [mysql-connector-python](https://pypi.org/project/mysql-connector-python/) instead:

mysql+mysqlconnector://{username}:{password}@{host}/{database}